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Notes & Numbers: No. 22 KU 28, ISU 21

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KU went on the road and knocked off Iowa State for the first time in 15 years on Saturday night. [Kansas Athletics photo]

Throughout each season, there are interesting notes and nuggets of information that come out of every game, win or lose.

Here’s a quick look at some of the more interesting and noteworthy facts and stats from KU's 28-21 road win over Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday night.

The win guaranteed the Jayhawks a winning season also kept alive KU's hopes of playing its way into the Big 12 title game later this season.

Next up, Kansas will play host to Texas Tech at 11 a.m. next Saturday on FS1.

Series History: Kansas leads 52-45-6 overall. Iowa State leads 25-24-3 in Ames

Kansas Captains: Mason Fairchild, Rich Miller, Devin Neal, Mike Novitsky

Coin Toss: Kansas won the toss, deferred. Iowa State received the opening kickoff.

Team Notes

• Kansas is now 604-677-58 all-time, including 15-19 in the Lance Leipold era.

• Kansas picks up its first win over Iowa State in Ames since 2008, snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium.

• Kansas now has Big 12 victories in consecutive weeks for the first time since 2008.

• The win is KU’s first win as a ranked team since the then-No. 16 Jayhawks defeated Iowa State 41-36 in 2009.

• Kansas now has seven wins and secures the program’s first winning season since 2008.

• The Jayhawks have now defeated Iowa State in consecutive seasons for the first time since winning five straight over the Cyclones from 2005-09.

More from Saturday's win at Iowa State

• Moments That Popped

• Why Mello Dotson's pick-6 interception left one teammate disappointed

Offensive Notes

• Kansas capped its first drive with a 6-yard touchdown run from junior running back Devin Neal. Neal added a second rushing touchdown in the second
half for his second game this season and seventh of his career with multiple rushing touchdowns. Neal now has 9 rushing touchdowns this season and 26
in his career, which ranks fourth in Kansas Football history.

• Kansas scored on its first drive, putting up the first points of the game on Neal’s touchdown run. The Jayhawks are now 7-0 this season and 13-3 under
coach Lance Leipold when scoring first.

• Lawrence Arnold hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass from Jason Bean in the fourth quarter, his longest career reception and KU’s longest play from
scrimmage this season. Arnold finished with 3 receptions for 112 yards and one touchdown, moving from 17th to 11th on KU’s all-time receiving yardage
list. He ended the game with 1,592 career receiving yards.

• Bean was 14-of-23 for 287 yards and a touchdown, completing passes to seven different receivers in the game. His 80-yard touchdown pass is the longest
pass he has completed as a Jayhawk.

• Luke Grimm surpassed 1,500 career receiving yards in the first half. He finished the game with three receptions for 32 yards and now sits 16th in school
history with 1,522 career yards.

Defensive Notes

• Kansas held Iowa State scoreless in the first quarter, marking the fifth time this season that KU has pitched a shutout in the first 15 minutes. The Jayhawks
also held Illinois, Nevada, UCF and Oklahoma scoreless in the first quarter.

Mello Dotson returned an interception for a touchdown for the second consecutive week, picking off a Rocco Becht pass and taking it back 50 yards for
a score in the second quarter to put Kansas on top 14-0. It was the sixth career interception for Dotson and his third of the season, along with his second
career pick-six.

• With two interceptions returned for touchdowns this season, Dotson ties the Kansas single-season record previously set by Aqib Talib (2007), Patrick
Brown (1997) and Roger Foote (1981). It also matches KU’s career record, held by that trio along with teammate Cobee Bryant, who has had one pick-six
in each of the past two seasons.

• With two tackles in the first half, Kenny Logan Jr., moved past LeRoy Irvin for seventh on KU’s career tackles list and set the school record for career
tackles by a defensive back. Logan finished with eight tackles in the game and now has 352 career tackles, which surpassed Curtis Moore for sixth in
school history.

• Caleb Taylor and Craig Young combined for a sack in the first half. For Taylor, it was the second half-sack of his career, first of the season, while Young now
has 1.5 sacks on the year and 6.0 during his time at Kansas. Young finished with four tackles in the game, including 2.0 tackles for loss.

• Rich Miller had a team-high eight tackles, with five solo and three assist stops, while also totaling a sack. It’s a season-high for Miller, who now has 216
career tackles during his time at Kansas.

• Kwinton Lassiter matched Miller and set a new career-high with eight tackles, five solo and three assist in the game. The eight tackles for Lassiter matches
his total over the previous four games combined.

• Kansas totaled 7.0 tackles for loss that covered 20 yards, while ISU had 3.0 TFL for four yards. Young and Cobee Bryant led the Jayhawks with 2.0 TFL
apiece, while Miller and J.B. Brown each had 1.0 and Taylor and DJ Wither each had one-half tackle for loss.